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Slashers, Cults, and Unseen Terror

A look at Halloween, Halloween 3, what they have in common, and how to use both as a model for you tabletop roleplaying games.
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Five Magic Items with Spooky ATOMBments

A look at five magic items for use with D&D 5e that require something more than a standard attunement slot. Also, it's October so they are spooky!
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How Do We Define Character Success?

As one might suspect when taking care of a tiny new human, I do not have a lot of time to actively run and play tabletop games, at the moment. When I’m not making sure my children don’t wander into ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: The A’s

Alright, here we go. We’re back, and we’re finishing up all the rest of the SRD A’s for magic items. It’s a long list, covering a lot of very cool items. As before, I include my notes as to my ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: The Strange and ...

As it turns out, I was a liar last week when I said I would finish the A’s this week. Not because I just didn’t finish the A’s, either. Instead, I realize legendary, game-altering, strange items are still waiting for ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: Part Two

I don’t know if you know this, but there are a lot of magic items in D&D 5e. We’re talking into the hundreds. I was thinking I’d knock out a couple a week, but I obviously underestimated the amount of ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: Part One

Three patterns for magic items from the D&D 5e SRD for characters interested in crafting. These can be used with the level-less crafting system presented here, or general use.
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The Bones of Kovach – Alternate Crafting for 5e

An alternative non-character level based crafting system for D&D 5e, as well as a look at crafting in the world of the Far Realm and the Zodiac.
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Event-Theming and Moral Messaging

The last time I wrote about wrestling and tabletop games was back in April. With Summerslam 2018 just over a week away, it’s time for another. There have been a good pay-per-view, two middling ones, a bad one, and a ...
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Hackers, Ultra-Truth, and Tool Checks

A look at the classic film Hackers, why it's much better than you think, and how it's depiction of hacking can provide an ultra-truth for 5e tools checks.